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NY M81670

March 27, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 M81670


TARIFF NO.: 6203.49.8045

Ms. Shelly Monahan
Seattle Pacific Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 58710
Seattle, WA 98138

RE: The tariff classification of a pair of men’s pants from China.

Dear Ms. Monahan:

In your letter dated February 23, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Style M4W0232 is a pair of men’s pants constructed from 53% silk, 47% cotton, woven twill fabric. The pants have a flat waistband with six belt loops; a zippered fly front opening with a button closure at the waistband; double pleats on the front panels; quarter pockets at each side; two rear welt pockets with button closures; and overlock stitching at the unfinished leg openings.

The applicable subheading for the Style M4W0232 will be 6203.49.8045, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for men’s or boys’ suits, ensembles, suit type-jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear): of other textile materials: other: trousers and breeches: other. The rate of duty is 2.8% ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

Style M4W0232 falls within textile category designation 847. Quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information as to whether quota and visa requirements apply to this merchandise, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” available at our web site at www.cbp.gov. In addition, you will find current information on textile import quotas, textile safeguard actions and related issues at the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel, at otexa.ita.doc.gov.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177). A copy of this ruling letter or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding this ruling, contact National Import Specialist Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski

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